14 Instant Sleep Upgrades 2019
When it comes to upgrading your sleep (a clear act of self-love for Valentine’s Day), it’s easy to think that you have to do a giant life overhaul to see any improvement. We beg to differ. Making little upgrades to your sleep environment and bedtime routine can make a big difference in the quality of your sleep. And eventually those small changes add up. Check out our 14 favorite products and tips to take your zzzs from could-be-better to best ever.
1. Smart lights
Standard, flip-a-switch lighting doesn’t cut it in the upgrade department. However, Philips Hue smart lights allow you to choose calming colors and lower the brightness of lights towards nighttime from an app. Relaxing ambiance? Coming right up.
2. Smart blinds
You could manually open and close your blackout blinds. What’s better? Automate the process with a product like MySmartBlinds. It connects to your existing blinds and lets you program when to open and close them from an app or with voice commands from another connected device, like Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
7. Lavender sleeping lotion
9. DreamCloud’s sheets and pillows
If you already have the mattress (and if you don’t have one yet, that’s sleep upgrade number one), pamper yourself with their equally luxurious sheets made with 100 percent cotton in a lush percale weave that softens with every wash and memory foam pillows that contour the natural curves of your head, neck, and shoulders and keep you cool, so you can sleep like royalty.
10. Blue bedroom paint
13. Smart sleep mask
Sleep masks got a major tech upgrade. Dreamlight, marketed as the world’s smartest sleep mask, helps you fall asleep (and wake up) using a combination of calming lights and sounds that activate in the mask, plus a vocal meditation assistant.
With an expanding list of trendy cannabis-derived products, like oils, lotions, bath bombs, and even sparkling water, people swear by CBD for its anxiety-reducing, sleep-inducing effects. While it won’t make you high, CBD oil can make you calmer and ready for a restful sleep. And that’s totally legal.